Halloween is right around the corner! Time to get out those fun Halloween recipes! Or maybe you have some scary recipes… either one, whichever puts you in the mood for Halloween!
These Spider Cookies are so cute they aren’t even scary. You’re kids will love their cute googly eyes!
- 1 C of unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
- 1 1/2 C Powder sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- 3 C of flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cream of tarter
- Cookie Cutter: wrapped candy shaped
- 4 egg whites
- 1/2 tsp cream of tarter
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 4 1/2 C powder sugar
- Black gel food coloring
- 1 disposable piping bags fitted with a number 2 tip
- 1 squeeze bottles
- 1 package of small edible eyes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Using a standing mixer, cream together the butter, powder sugar, vanilla and egg and mix until combined and creamy.
Using a large bowl, combined the flour, baking soda and cream of tarter. Gradually add in the dry ingredients and mix on low speed.
Using your hands continue to mix until fully combined.
Lightly flour a cutting board and knead the cookie dough a couple of times. Roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thick.
Cut out 12 spiders and place onto a cookie sheet.
Bake for 8 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
Repeat steps until completely out of dough.
Let cookies cool completely.
Royal Icing Directions:
Using the standing mixer, combine the egg whites, cream of tarter, vanilla and powder sugar and mix until combined and stiff peaks form.
Add in a few drops of the Black gel color into the bowl and mix until combined.
Scoop some icing into the piping bag and set aside.
Add in a few tablespoons of water into the remaining black icing and mix until combined.
Pour the black icing into the squeeze bottle.
Using the black piping bag, pipe a outline around the center of the cookies.
Fill in with the thinner black icing.
Let cookies dry overnight.
Using the piping bag, pipe the legs on the sides of the circle in the shape of an L.
Pipe small dollops of black icing onto the back of the eyes and place onto the top part of the circle.
Let cookies dry for an hour before enjoying.
Check out our other fun Halloween Treats and Crafts HERE.